HAVANA, April 25 2021 Cuba held a march on the 25th, thousands of participants asked the United States to lift the nearly 60-year-old embargo against Cuba. It was cuba’s second large-scale protest against the U.S. embargo so far this year.
In the capital, Havana, a fleet of nearly 50 speedboats marched along the beach in the morning, carrying Cuban flags and slogans such as “Don’t block.” In the central city of Santa Clara and the eastern city of Las Tunas, convoys of cars, motorcycles and bicycles marched along the main streets of the area that morning, chanting slogans such as “Long live free Cuba”.
Marcher Diamela Lopez told reporters that the long-standing U.S. embargo against Cuba restricts Cuba’s development in all areas, while the U.S. government deliberately “understated” the impact of the embargo, the march was to tell the world that “the U.S. embargo against Cuba is real.” Another marcher, Danny Rivero, said the Cuban people were firmly opposed to the political pressure imposed by the U.S. government on Cuba for nearly 60 years.
After the victory of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the United States Government adopted a hostile policy towards Cuba. In 1961, the United States and ancient times broke off diplomatic relations.
The following year, the United States imposed an economic, financial and trade embargo against Cuba. Diplomatic relations were restored in July 2015, but the U.S. did not fully lift the embargo. In 2017, the U.S. tightened its policy toward The Ancients again. According to the Government of Cuba, the United States embargo against Cuba for nearly 60 years has cost Cuba more than $144.4 billion by March 2020.